Trois Rivieres Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Trois-Rivieres Qc Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Trois-Rivieres Quebec? A stroll through the old town is an opportunity to learn about its history and have fun. You will have to solve challenges at each stage to discover your next destination.

You will walk from City Hall to the port park, then from the Ursuline Museum to the Assumption Cathedral while passing through parks, seeing old mansions and the old prison. You will have fun taking on our challenges.

This activity is adapted for social distancing. Do it in a small group (up to 6). The guide is our mobile website, on your smartphone. Go at your own pace, no time limit. No need to touch anything or enter any building.

Cathedrale de l'Assomption

You’ll see

  • Parc Champlain
  • Trois-Rivières City Hall
  • Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau Theatre
  • Assomption Cathedral
  • Pierre Boucher Plaza
  • Ursulines Museum
  • Port Park
  • de Tonnancour Manor
  • de Niverville Manor
  • Trois-Rivières Old Prison
  • and more

We tested this scavenger hunt at the end of May. It will soon become available.

Manoir de Niverville
Le Platon
Place Pierre Boucher
hotel de ville de Trois-Rivières

Specifications

  • Starting point: in Champlain Park at 1225 Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, Trois-Rivières, QC.
  • Distance: 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
  • Duration: 2 – 3 hrs
  • Methode: on foot
  • Necessairy:
    • Fully charged smartphone with a data plan
  • Suggested:
    • Bottle of water
    • Local street map

History

Trois-Rivieres was founded in 1634 and is the second oldest city in the country after Quebec city. Its site was visited and commented on by Jacques Cartier in 1535. It was Captain Dupont-Gravé who named the site Trois-Rivières in 1599. This is because of the delta formed by the islands where the St.Maurice river falls into the St.Lawrence river.

Samuel de Champlain mandated Laviolette to found a trading post here to facilitate commerce with the Algonquins of the region. However, Laviolette is a mysterious man. So far, historians don’t agree on his real name or his origins – although many theories persist. Regardless, Laviolette is recognized as the founder of Trois-Rivieres.

The city quickly became a seat of government, a place of education, and an industrial hub. However, in 1908, a large part of the city succumbed to a serious fire.

In 1926, the city was declared the world capital of paper thanks to the many paper mills. In 1969, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) was created.

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